‘Slave Owner’ drawn on Jacksonville’s Andrew Jackson statue
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Critics have said his legacy related to Native Americans were part of an ugly chapter in American history.

“Slave Owner” was scrawled in red paint across a statue of Andrew Jackson in Jacksonville on Monday, following a nationwide trend defacing monuments and statues with ties to slavery in the wake of racial protests.

The prominent statue is located in the center of a busy traffic circle. Media reports say Jacksonville was named after Jackson, the seventh president of the U.S. and an American military figure who led several campaigns against the Seminole Indians in Florida.

Critics have said his legacy related to Native Americans were part of an ugly chapter in American history.

The act comes as cities across the country are reconsidering long-held policies, practices, venue names and statues tied to slavery after the death of George Floyd.

The statue was also vandalized twice in 2015 when someone spray-painted “Black Lives Matter” and “Justice for D,” a reference to D’Angelo Stallworth, who was shot and killed by officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

A fake Native American head was also placed on the monument at one point.

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Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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3 comments

  • Career is over

    June 23, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Well well well, did you think that you appeased the animals Lenny??? Well you did not, they still hate you and will not vote for you, and you also made the ones who supported you angry, so, there is no one left who likes you. Your career is over over over over over

  • Sonja Fitch

    June 24, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Just take the statue down. Looting Lenny is just another white man goptrump cult member who is just spouting lies. Just take the statue down looting Lenny!

  • Dan

    June 24, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Jackson was the first Governor of Florida, killed the first corrupt central bank and the namesake of the city. Even New York was named after the most prolific Slave Trader in History but it is foolish to judge our founding fathers at the woke communist PC levels of today. 10 years in a Federal Prison should give those who deface our veteran’s monuments time to think about their self serving ignorant indoctrination.

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